From the daily archives: Monday, January 16, 2012

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has come out with some strong words for one of Ohio’s charter school management organizations that has the audacity to turn a profit — a practice that has existed since the for-profit charter school process was enacted in Ohio many years ago.

The management company believes it is entitled to redirect the $700,000 profit into the company’s other operations, in the same way that other for-profit companies such as White Hat Management and Altair Learning Management (ECOT) have been doing without state intervention.

But ODE disagrees:

That money is supposed to benefit […]

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As long as we’re mapping things, I thought I’d share a map of the shale wells that have recently been permitted by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). These wells will likely use the controversial hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) method for extracting oil and gas.

According to data on ODNR’s website, 185 permits have been issued since 2009, 19 for drilling in the Marcellus shale and a total of 166 permits for Utica shale wells as of 01/01/2012.

The majority of these wells are horizontal wells, but a large number are also vertical wells – which often […]

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